LISBON FALLS – Howard Shepardson, 79, of Lisbon Falls, passed away at CMMC hospital on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

He was born a son of Bernard Edwin Shepardson and Eleanor Draper in Foxborough, Mass. on Dec.28, 1939. He attended local schools before graduating and enlisting in the US Navy.

Howard served in the US Navy for 23 years, many of which he was a Flight Engineer amongst other various shore duties including recruiting. After his retirement from the Navy, Howard worked at Graziano’s as a cook for 20 years before the restaurant closed.

Howard was a devoted member of the American Legion, always making sure that veteran’s graves were marked with a flag and willing to help anyone in need. He was also involved in fund raising with the Slovak Club and enjoyed his membership where he loved to play horseshoes and darts with his friends. Howard also enjoyed playing golf.

Howard is survived by his children, Debra Conrad and husband James, Linda Shepardson, and James Shepardson and wife Connie; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Howard also leaves his three sisters: Marilyn Smith, Nancy DeFlippo, Iris Scialdone and many nieces and nephews.

Howard was predeceased by his parents, his wife Monica Moore Shepardson in 2012 and a son Richard Shepardson in 1985.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lisbon Falls On Friday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. A Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in the Spring. Services are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. Lewiston. www.funeralalternatives.net